An old friend from North Carolina reminded me recently about an ol’southern tradition. First – get an ice cold Pepsi in a glass bottle—- put in a handful of regular salted peanuts –after they settle on the bottom and a few swallows later a couple will come out while you are drinking— the taste is an original southern desert! One that even Barbara Mandrell sang about. Bottoms up y’all! Enjoy!
We have had the most amazing spring here in Oregon this year. However yesterday the weather seemed to turn to the more typical rain. I welcomed the rain, even welcomed the chilly weather and threw the winter blankets back on all the beds…. and for dinner, I created the perfect soup to complement the weather. Here is a favorite of mine.
P.S. – the sun is back today and I’m re-packing those winter blankets…again.
Here is the menu from our cooking club last night.
This is what happens when a group of neighbors get together once a month and cook. Except it’s not quite that easy. (Especially if it happens to be your month). You see each member gets a month in the year and they create a dinner for the other eleven members. It is such a treat for us and we all love the idea because once a year you work your butt off to plan a meal, prepare all the fixin’s, clean your house and entertain the other eleven members, who arrive relax, socialize and eat. Then the other eleven months of the year you get to ride the wave and eat amazing home cooked meals. It’s an “invitation only” kind of club with a maximum of 12 members. (No one wants to cook for more than 12). We all love food, like to cook and enjoy entertaining. So it seems to work as we move into our second year. Thank you Stafford Cooking Club and thank you Heidi for a wonderful dinner last night.
I’ve tried to explain this to some egg eating friends of mine, but this picture really says it. NOW…if you really want to try a fresh country egg breakfast, fry up some true “forager eggs” with duck fat. The Cala’s brought us some duck fat a while back and it made all the difference in the world. The taste was amazing!
Just added another new recipe that is yummy! Bavarian Style Roasted Chicken
My all time favorite summer vegi is the cucumber. I am currently growing the english variety. I can’t wait till they produce. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorites! With Yogurt and Mint Mediterranean Salad “The Cuke” … Continue reading